|Den store badedagReleased in:
Benjamin Rothenborg VibeSummary:
Looking back on his childhood, the man in this film narrates the story of one of his life's major turning points. As a boy living in Copenhagen in the '30s, he had always looked up to his father, an odd, loving, and at times overwhelming man. He was particularly in awe of the adventures his father had on the Argentine pampas. One day, his father causes a ruckus at the zoo by claiming the llamas there aren't the genuine article because then didn't spit at him. Not long after that, he invites some new neighbors to join him and his family on an excursion to the beach. Inadvertently, as he listens to his father conversing with these new acquaintances, he figures out that his father's great claims were all made up. - Clarke Fountain, All Movie GuideControversial scenesAdded:
|Nesmluvená setkáníReleased in:
NESMLUVENA SETKANI is the story of a group of Czech astronauts (no, seriously) and their Cyborg worker who are assigned to jump from planet to planet in search of suitable living conditions for future inhabitants. Their mission is side tracked one day when they receive a communiqué from Earth requesting that they search and recover a team that went missing 6 years earlier on that same planet. That space craft had crash landed not too far from their current location with a small crew, including a 5-year-old boy: the pilot's son.
They soon find their missing colleagues, dead in the rubble and report back to Earth that all information gathered by the previous crew was lost in the crash. They are given the assignment to carry on with that crew's work before heading to the next planet.
One night, over dinner, a strange person wonders on to the space craft's flight deck. An 11-year-old boy (Petr Ricanek), with nothing but magical branches he uses as weapons, and a dirty, shaggy look comparable to a caveman. Through a series of flashback sequences we see that this boy is the dead pilot's son, and survived the crash with only a few cuts.
A storm is brewing outside the ship, and nasty space storm at that! Worried for the boy's safety, the crew's captain (Jan Jacer) heads out to find him.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Jacquot de NantesReleased in:
Fanny Lebreton, Julien Mitard, Rody Averty, Hélène Pors, Jérémie Bader, Marie-Sidonie Benoist, Clément Delaroche, Laurent Monnier, Philippe Maron, Edouard JoubeaudSummary:
Agnes Varda's 1991 tribute to her late husband, Jacques Demy--Varda's fellow pioneer in the French New Wave movement of the 1950s and early 1960s--is a moving combination of reenacted scenes from Demy's fanciful childhood, clips from his movies (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Donkey Skin), and filmed interviews with him shortly before he passed away. Varda's efforts lead to a touching and evocative portrait of a man who saw, even as a boy, no distinction between his imagination and the more magical traditions of theater and film. The cast of unknown actors portraying Demy and other people in reconstructions of his memories are very good, and the interesting tension between the function of these scenes as storytelling and their inclusion in Varda's larger biographical essay instantly recalls the intensely personal nature of Demy's own lush, ambitious experiments behind the camera.Controversial scenesAdded:
|Komediya o LisistrateReleased in:
Soviet Union, UK, GreeceStarring:
Lysistrata led the women of ancient Greece in forcing men to stop the war, that was devastating the land for 21 years. At secret assembly of the women delegates from both sides of the conflict, Lysistrata declared: "We must refrain from the male altogether - till the men come to terms of peace". Her instruction to every wife or mistress was to refuse all sexual favors whatsoever, and sit prettily dressed in best transparent silks, till the men yield to peace. - IMDbControversial scenesAdded:
|Die Heiden von Kummerow und ihre lustigen StreicheReleased in:
East Germany, West GermanyStarring:
Jörg Resler, Karin Heidemann, Gerald Schraml, Wolfgang HinzTags: boy skinny dip
, girl skinny dipSummary:
A group of children play a game on their island home of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. They revise an ancient heathen ritual one cold March day by standing in the frigid water. The one who lasts the longest in the icy cold will be referred to as the king of Kummerow. They befriend a poor shepherd who is something of a social outcast, and the group makes fun of a pompous preacher and the mean, miserly miller who tries to drive their shepherd friend out of town. The children rejoice when their nemesis the miller is hauled off to jail to pay for his past crimes in this engaging, heartwarming story. West German producer Walter Koppel used an East German crew, taking advantage of a recently developed color process called Orwocolor. - Dan Pavlides, All Movie GuideControversial scenesAdded:
|Le souffle au coeurReleased in:
France, Italy, West GermanyStarring:
Benoît FerreuxTags: bathing boy
This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex (including incestuous sex), he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There's enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale. - Tim Horrigan, IMDbControversial scenesAdded: